It started with a kiss and ended with a whimper.
Tyson Fury emerged victorious in his first boxing match since 2015, beating Sefer Seferi after Seferi did not come out to fight after the fourth round had ended in their main event bout at the Manchester Arena.
Before the fight started, in true Tyson Fury fashion, kissed Seferi when both boxers were being given instructions in the ring by the referee. Once the opening bell rung, it was tough to differentiate the bout between a professional boxing match and a sparring session between longtime friends.
Fury started the fight smiling and showboating, barely throwing a meaningful punch in the opening rounds. Seferi's offense ended up being Seferi charging at Fury when he was at the ropes and flailing away at Fury as his punches were barely able to reach the former unified champion.
But Fury's antics extended way past showboating. Fury did Ali Shuffles, turned his back to Seferi in the third round and was even flat out distracted by a brawl taking place in the audience. Despite this, Fury had close to no trouble against Seferi.
This was Fury's first fight since shocking the boxing world by beating then-unified champion Wladimir Klitschko. Since then, Fury has struggled with mental illness and a lengthy drug suspension that seemed to derail his entire career. Fury even retired a couple of times before deciding to come back and attempt to make a comeback.
As for Fury's next fight, promoter Frank Warren announced that Fury will fight on the August 18 boxing card in Belfast, Northern Ireland that is headlined by interim WBO featherweight champion Carl Frampton's next fight. Neither Fury nor Frampton have an opponent announced for August 18.